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Share traders start their systems for  a trading session in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

Concern over China’s economic outlook and global trade left major world stock indexes little changed on Thursday, while an end to the latest chapter i(...)

Stan & Ollie follows the comedians’ final years. How closely does it match the reality?

Young people using Yubo – a social network dubbed “Tinder for teens” – may be jeopardising their privacy and leaving themselves at risk , according to(...)

UC Berkeley-based Greater Good Science Centre carries out research on what it means to live a happier life

Now that you’re feeling decidedly more relaxed and ethical, it’s time to get happy . . . through science. The UC Berkeley-based Greater Good Science C(...)

Racegoers pictured at Leopardstown Racecourse, Co Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Near-record St Stephen’s Day temperatures brought a bumper crowd to Leopardstown for the start of this year’s Christmas festival. Ostensibly mid-wint(...)

A spokesman for WhatsApp said it “has a zero-tolerance policy around child sexual abuse”. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Videos and pictures of children being subjected to sexual abuse are being openly shared on the Facebook’s WhatsApp on a vast scale, with the encrypted(...)

He Jiankui guides a laboratory staff member at the Direct Genomics lab in Shenzhen,  China. The scientist has claimed to have  created the world’s first gene-edited twin baby girls, ‘Lulu’ and ‘Nana’, whose genetic alterations could make them immune to HIV. Photograph: VCG via Getty Images

News that Chinese scientist He Jiankui successfully applied new gene-editing technology to create genetically modified human embryos immune to the HIV(...)

We asked: How good is your college library? Is it well-organised and accessible? Photograph: iStockphoto

Last week we published an article by a student at NUI Galway in which she highlighted the conditions at the university’s Hardiman Library. We as(...)

Eoin Berkley had been barred from Dublin city centre before raping a Spanish teenager. File photograph: Collins Courts

A failure by gardaí to enforce bail conditions on a man sentenced to 14 years in prison yesterday for the abduction and rape of a Spanish teenager is (...)

Eoin Berkley’s development was significantly compromised by separation from people once close to him, and by possible sexual abuse experiences, Mr Justice Michael White noted. Photograph: Collins Courts

When gardaí arrested Eoin Berkley, who has been given a 14-year sentence for rape, they found it difficult to interview him; and difficult, too, to di(...)

The K-pop group BTS, who are currently on a huge tour of the UK

On August 27th 2017, Taylor Swift’s video for Look What You Made Me Do debuted at the MTV Video Music Awards. The setting was significant - the same V(...)

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